A few weeks ago, I took a trip down memory lane after I discovered a jar of Noxzema at Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s no surprise that I’m not the only Noxzema Girl out there – many readers chimed in with their own memories and fave old school products.
So, since it’s Friday, and I wanted to have a little fun, here’s a tribute to some of my most cherished must-haves from the 90’s. Do you recognize a product or two?
1. Aqua Net Hair Spray – 2. Revlon “Toast of New York” Lipstick – 3. Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream – 4. Mood Magic Colour Changing Lipstick – 5. V05 Hot Oil Treatment – 6. CoverGirl Oil Control Face Powder – 7. Malibu Musk Fragrance Spray – 8. Exclamation! Perfume – 9. Dippity Do Hair Gel – 10. Sun In Spray – 11. The Body Shop Dewberry Body Wash – 12. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Can you add to my list? What were some of your favourite beauty products from the 90’s?
Judy C (Cowan)
I can remember almost all of those!
Awesome! Isn’t it great reminiscing?
When I saw the title the first thing that came to mind: “Exclamation! BETTER be on that list!”.. and oh yes, it was! hah And Sun IN? Ooooh boy. :D
Hahaha of course I’d have Exclamation! on my list!!!
I love them all! Those were both my favorite perfumes for sure (along with Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth!)
And Sun-In…oh the damage you did to my hair Sun-In….
You know what? I don’t think I ever sampled Electric Youth, though I may have played her tape until it broke my boom box :)
Teena in Toronto
Boy, do they look familiar!
How about Gee … Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo and Lemon Up shampoo? Or Love’s Baby Soft?
GAH! HOW did I forget Love’s Baby Soft? I adored that scent!
Teena in Toronto
It was my fav!! Do they still make it, I wonder?
I *think* they sell it at Walmart, but you can always tweet them (@LovesBabySoft) to find a retailer near you!
They do still make Love’s Baby Soft :) I bought my 2 year old granddaughter a bottle for Christmas… she’s quite the little Diva! Her momma and 2 aunts got designer perfumes and when she heard her aunt Megan say her perfume was Coach Poppy my granddaughter ran around telling everybody to smell her “Poppy” perfume. It was too cute!
oh my god Exclamation, that’s right up there with Colors perfume from Benetton
Colors!! Totally remember that one too Amy!!
I believe my best friend in the 90’s was Aqua Net! lol I remember all of these products lol
Yup, a ‘do wasn’t a ‘do unless it was frozen solid with Aqua Net!
I remember all of these (except the lipstick), but only ever used the Malibu Musk and VO5 Hot Oil from that list. In the 90’s I was an Avon rep, so I used a lot of their products (but “resigned” in the late 90’s when I went on disability – lost all my customer base LOL).
Oh no! Sorry to hear you lost your customer base, but happy you recognize most of the products here!
I knew it was going to happen, the only people I sold to were co-workers – I had a “system” going that only involved breaks and lunchtime, worked out well, never had complaints from the “boss”. The only big drawback seemed to be that I bought way too much stuff for myself ! LOL
Ah, that’s always the case, isn’t it? I remember working for a clothing store when I was in my teens, and I spent more than half my paycheck on the clothes!
Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
Toast of New York is a classic – do you remember Cherries in the Snow too? How about “white musk” perfume from the Body Shop?
Of course I remember Cherries in the Snow! It was iconic – just like “Love that Red” and “Love that Pink”!
The 90’s?! I was using a few of these in the 80’s Lena! And like Teena – I used Loves Baby Soft. How about White Shoulder perfume, Kissing Potion lip gloss (flavoured with the glass roller bottle), Pert Plus shampoo, Joico I.C.E. Spray, and Dep gel? Hubby greased up with American Crew lol!
Haha I don’t doubt it – a lot of these products were popular in the 80’s as well. Definitely remember Pert Plus shampoo, Joico I.C.E. Spray, and Dep Gel… in fact, I can still smell the gel!
haha the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara was my first mascara! I remember getting it only because I read that a celebrity (don’t remember who!) uses this!
It was most likely supermodel Christy Turlington – at least, that’s who made me want to try it!!
I’m still a Noxzema Girl!
Woo hoo! I’ve started using it again too :)
I can remember spraying layers of Sun-In in my hair. I am not sure if it ever really worked :)!
LOL I know! I think it made my dark brown hair slightly orange, but I persisted!
sun in, check, Great Lash, check and I was into using Mane and Tail for my hair.
Gosh I don’t think I remember Mane and Tail! Off to look it up :)
I totally loved V05 Hot Oil Treatment, and Maybelline Great Lash!
I had unrealistic expectations that V05 Hot Oil would change my life…
Yes, I thought weekly or bi-weekly V05 treatment = free pass to use heat styling tools seven days a week! Twice a day even if I wanted to! Frugal tip for you Lena — DIY hot oil treatments with olive oil work just as well, as does laying off the straightener…
I remember all of these! Love the Sun In even though it ruined my hair, lol :)
Haha yeah I’ve heard that a lot… spraying copious amounts of hydrogen peroxide in your hair can’t be good for it…
I could never get any brand of mood lipstick to work on me – they all ended up this hideous hot pink colour [before that was popular!] :)
Same… I think they ALL turned to a hideous hot pink colour….
Judy C (Cowan)
I loved the Dewberry Bodywash!
I STILL love it! So happy they still make it :)
Love it! My sister had exclamation.
I think one out of every two females in the 90’s did :)
Chandra Christine O'Connor
I used so much sun-in my hair looked like a dog peed on it.
EWWW!!! LOL thanks for the visual Chandra!
Revlon Toast of New York! I stocked up on that! And I probably used a can of Aqua Net a week! Haha! Love this post!
Thanks Holly! And yeah – I remember thinking Toast of New York was the most perfect lipstick ever!
I really miss the V05 hot oil treatments!!
I think Moroccan Oil is a worthy substitute :)
I loved Dewberry from The Body Shop! It’s back? I will run to the store to get it!!
I used to wear Body Shop’s Mango perfume oil.
YES! It’s back :)
I remember all these great products!!! Exclamation perfume was one of my favorites lol!!!
I can still smell it, LOL!
CK One and Timotei shampoo. I can almost remember the smell just thinking about it
OMG TImotei… completely forgot about that one! AWESOME.
Judy C (Cowan)
I was cleaning out a box full of “old” stuff yesterday and guess what I found. Yep, a tube of 5. V05 Hot Oil Treatment – thinking it is probably way past its best before date!
Don’t use it Judy! LOL
Noxema, Dewberry, Sun In. This was my youth! Lol!
Glad to take you on a trip down memory lane!